What is medical and orthopedic massage?
At Healing Massage Therapy we use orthopedic tests to determine the source of your pain syndrome. We specialize in nerve entrapment syndromes. Massachusetts has 6300 licensed Massage Therapists. However, less than 30 are orthopedically certified Massage Therapists. All of our therapists are trained or certified in Orthopedic Assessment for Massage Therapy. We are professionals who have degrees or certification in Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Physical Education, Athletic Training, Personal training and Physical Therapy. We are able to provide massage therapy to people with a significant health history. A diagonisis from your doctor is not necessary. However, we are able to work with your physician, chiropractor, osteopath, or other healthcare provider to meet your goals. Our goal is to decrease the need for long-term medical or even worse surgical intervention. Is your health care provider giving you prescriptions? Talking about injections? Surgery is not always the answer. We successfully treat the following pain syndromes:
Repetitive use Injuries
Post-surgical pain syndromes
Nerve entrapment Syndromes
Back Pain: Radiculopathy
Neck Pain: Bulging Discs
Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome
Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction
Before your treatment begins you will receive an individualized needs assessment and are offered massage treatment options based on continuous assessment.
During your treatment:
- we use heated comfort craft hydraulic tables to take your spine out of compression
- we use active isolated stretching techniques to increase range of motion
- we use myofascial, triggerpoint, hydrotherapy, pin and stretch, muscle energy technique, post-isometric relaxation, reciprocal inhibition, cryotherapy and neuro-muscular techniques
After your treatment, massages are followed by post-session teaching to assess and instruct the client on findings and self-care methods to promote health and facilitate function.